We provide voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the
London Borough of Lewisham.

Call 020 8291 1747

Community Development Worker – Chinbrook, Lewisham

18 hours a week – Fixed Term until 31st December 2019

£26,865 pro rata actual £13,816


We are looking for a self-motivated and community minded individual to support the Chinbrook Action Residents Team (ChART), funded through the Big Lottery Fund, Big Local, to deliver work under the “Routes out of Poverty” priority.

This exciting opportunity involves supporting families and individuals to find routes out of poverty; including fuel poverty, food poverty and helping people out of crisis.  You will help to build a thriving and prosperous community, where young to old have access to reliable affordable finance and financial advice.

You will be working as part of a small and committed team to ensure ChART aims and outcomes are achieved.

Please either email your application and monitoring form to or post it for the attention of Evelyn Brady, Voluntary Services Lewisham, Lewisham Central Community Hub, The Leemore Centre, 29-39 Clarendon Rise, SE13 5ES.

Deadline – Friday 17th May 2019

Interviews – Wednesday 29th May and Thursday 30th May 2019

Click here to download the Job Description.

Click here to download the Application form.

Click here to download the Monitoring form.

Click here to download the Person Specification.

Volunteer Opportunity

Want to make a difference? Want to DRIVE this MINIBUS?

Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) are looking for volunteer drivers and passenger assistants to support a group of vulnerable people to attend the Calabash day centre in Catford.

If you are available weekdays between 8am - 10.30am or 3.30pm – 6pm and want to make a difference to a Lewisham persons life then get in touch now for more details!!

Email, Call 020 8291 1747 or apply online NOW!!


We have an exciting project that we are running in collaboration with Voluntary Action Lewisham (VAL) through which we are building capacity and recruiting volunteers for smaller organisations in South West Lewisham. The organisations may not have paid members of staff and are relying solely on volunteer support to provide services such as group befriending, help with cooking for a group or supporting a carer/ child group. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Tess on 02082911747 or email

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Voluntary Services Lewisham , is the working name for the Voluntary Service Association Ltd.

We were founded in 1969 and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with an Investors in Volunteers Accreditation. NCVO’s Befriending and Mentoring Approved Provider Standard.


We provide direct voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the London Borough of Lewisham. We deliver services such as befriending, shopping, gardening, mental health support projects and transport.

We aim to improve the quality of life of our service users, by helping them to take part in community activities and be independent.

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies as appropriate to ensure effective and professionally delivered services.

To find out more about our services and how you can access them, click on the coloured buttons at the top of this page.


We recruit, train and place volunteers in activities which develop their skills and confidence. We promote volunteering and actively work to identify new opportunities for our volunteers.

Do you live or work within the Borough of Lewisham? Do you have some time to offer? Would you like to share your skills, knowledge and experience? Would you like to discover and develop new skills? If so we would love to hear from you. Just click on our Volunteering Opportunities tab.